Impact

Making a Difference, One Meal at a Time

Wednesdays are the favorite day of the week for the women at Santa Monica House. That’s when Saving Grace’s refrigerated truck pulls up and our driver drops off produce, prepared meals, sandwiches and other healthy perishable food.  If there’s fresh fruit on the children’s dinner plates at Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands’ north…

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Organizations Share Dedication to Connecting Excess Fresh Food with Those in Need

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue and AmpleHarvest are both dedicated to connecting excess fresh food with those in need. The founders/CEOs of the two organizations recently shared their stories of creating programs to address opportunities in their communities. The two advocates were guest speakers for the Oct. 17 “Sustainable Solutions to Food Waste” presentation that…

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Melissa Sherlock, Food for Life InstructorPast Events

Food for Thought with Melissa Sherlock

Have tomatoes coming out of your ears? Cucumbers up to your eyelids? Peppers ready to pop? Whether you buy in bulk, have a garden that is overflowing, or just want some fresh recipes and ideas – plan to join us on August 28th at 8:30am to hear from Melissa Sherlock – a Certified Food for…

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Fourth Truck Added to Fleet

A fourth refrigerated truck was added to Saving Grace’s fleet last month to meet growing demand for our food rescue and delivery services. Purchase of the truck was funded with a grant from the Harper Family Foundation.  Betsy Murphy, Harper Family Foundation spokesperson, said they were impressed by the passion of the Saving Grace team.…

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Making an Impact on Food Waste and Hunger

2018 was a big year for Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, thanks to the support of those who believe in our mission. We celebrated our fifth birthday in October, and by the end of the year the lifetime total of food rescued exceeded 2.9 million pounds. Here are a few highlights of the 2018 as…

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News

FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

On May 3rd, Saving Grace CEO and Founder Beth Ostdiek Smith attended a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC to accept Saving Grace’s 2018 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award! Saving Grace was one of 57 national organizations honored by the FBI. The awards were formally created in 1990 to honor the work of community…

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Past Events

Love Your Food

Let’s talk about loving the food you already have at home, because after all, food in the trash is money in the trash. When you throw out food, you’re not only wasting the food itself, but also the resources used to make that food, particularly water. Unregulated dates on our foods’ labels lead to misinformation…

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Impact

More than 905,000 Pounds of Food Rescued in 2018

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue continues to expand its impact on food waste and hunger in the Omaha area. Since operations began in October 2013, more than 2.9 million pounds of excess healthy food has been rescued and redistributed to feed the hungry. Last year alone Saving Grace rescued 905,765 pounds of perishable food valued…

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